Master Agreement Between the Government of the Province of Alberta and the
Alberta Union of Provincial Employees

Article 8

Union Membership and Dues Check-Off

8.01 All Employees covered by this Agreement shall become members of the Union as a condition of employment. An Employee who has a religious objection to becoming a member of the Union shall be permitted to opt out of membership by providing the Union with a signed statutory declaration outlining the objection within sixty (60) consecutive calendar days from the date of commencement of employment, but such Employee shall continue to pay Union dues.
8.02 All Employees covered by this Agreement shall be required to pay Union dues as a condition of employment. The Employer shall, therefore, deduct Union dues from the pay of all Employees covered by this Agreement. The Union shall advise the Employer, in writing, of any change in the amount of dues to be deducted from the Employees covered by this Agreement. Such notice shall be communicated to the Employer at least thirty (30) days prior to the effective date of the change.
8.03 (a) The Employer shall remit Union dues deducted from the pay of all Employees to the Union within nine (9) working days from the end of the pay period. Where an accounting adjustment is necessary to correct an over or under payment of dues, it shall be effected in the next succeeding submission of dues payment. The deductions remitted shall be accompanied by particulars identifying each Employee in a printed form and electronic format showing employee number, department number, starting date, subsidiary agreement, classification, work location code, amount of Union dues deducted, name, last known address and home telephone number. Further, the Employer shall provide to the Union, on a monthly basis, a list containing the name and last known address of current recipients of Long Term Disability Insurance.
(b) In addition to the particulars provided in Sub-Clause 8.03(a) the Employer agrees to provide the following information upon implementation of IMAGIS: birthdate, anniversary month, employee type (permanent, temporary, wage), sub type (full or part time), grade, step, earnings, gender and status code for active Employees who have no dues deducted.
8.04 The Union agrees to indemnify and save the Government harmless against any claim or liability arising out of the application of this Article.

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1 Definitions
2 Terms of Employment
3 Master/Subsidiary Agreements
4 Application
5 Management Recognition
6 Union Recognition
7 Legislation and the Collective Agreement
8 Union Membership and Dues Check-Off
9 Employer-Union Relations
10 Employer-Employee Relations
11 Time Off for Union Business
12 Lay-Off and Recall
13 Attendance
14 Acting Incumbent
15 Position Abolishment
16 Hours of Work
17 Overtime
18 Shift Differential
18A Weekend Premium
19 Call Back Pay
20 Reporting Pay
21 Standby Pay
22 Northern Allowance Pay
23 Workers' Compensation Supplement
24 Forest Fire Operations, Flood Control and Pollution Control
25 Correctional Institution Salary Allowance
26 Authorized Expenses
27 Probationary Employee and Period
28 Disciplinary Action
29 Grievance Procedure
30 Institutional Fire Prevention and Control
31 Casual Illness
32 General Illness
33 Proof of Illness
33A Long Term Disability (LTD)
34 Health Plan Benefits
35 Insurance
36 Paid Holidays
36A Christmas Closure
37 Annual Vacation Leave
38 Special Leave 
39 Military Leave
40 Adoption/Parental Leave
40A Maternity Leave
41 Court Leave
42 Employment Insurance Premium Reduction
43 Safety and Health
44 Parking
45 Rates of Pay
46 Leave Without Pay
47 Term and Effective Date
48 Printing of Agreements
49 Employee Benefits Committee
50 Harassment and Discrimination
Supplement I - Institution Fire Prevention and Control Fire Fighters - Schedule of Remuneration
Supplement II - Modified or Flexible Hours of Work
Addendum I
Addendum II
Letter of Understanding #1 - Terms of Reference Article 49 - Employee Benefits Committee
Letter of Understanding #2 - Employment Standards Code, Scheme of Employment Covering the Master and Subsidiary Agreements
Letter of Understanding #3 - Separation Payment for Restructuring
Schedule - Separation Payment
Standard Separation Payment for Restructuring Termination Agreement for Bargaining Unit Employees
Letter of Understanding #4 - Separation for Temporary Employees and 2850 Hour Wage Employees
Standard Separation for Temporary and 2850 Hour Wage Bargaining Unit Employees Termination Agreement
Letter of Understanding #5 - Payout of Annual Vacation
Letter of Understanding #6 - 6 and 3 Work Schedules
Letter of Understanding #7 - Health Spending Account
Letter of Understanding #8 - Paid Up Life Insurance
Letter of Understanding #9 - Legal Fees
Letter of Understanding #10 - Legal Indemnification
Letter of Understanding #11 - Northern Trips
Letter of Understanding #12 - Northern Leave
Letter of Understanding #13 - Attraction Bonus
Letter of Understanding #14 - 55th to 57th Parallel Retention Allowance
Letter of Intent #1 - Employee Relations Committees
Note: The following Letters do not form part of the Master Agreement but are included here for  information purposes only.
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